gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bourbon. I can say that this was very flavordful and hoppy. I canít say that i tasted the oak very much at all and the alcohol was not apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and might have to go back for another.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pour is clear orange in color with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus. Flavor is bitter up front, large caramel malt in the middle, and a citrus finish. Tastes of simcoe and cascade hops to me. Little on the malty side, and overall a decent dipa, but nothing out of this world.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a clear amber with a medium white head leaves big lace. Sweaty, salt water, toffee nose with less than dank hop notes. Taste is spicy alcohol up front with nutty, piney bitterness. Like eating a bowl of walnut skins.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Clintís house. Happy birthday, man. Dark gold color with an orange hue. Very aromatic pine and grapefruit citrus aroma. Very fresh smelling. Taste is a pine hop flavor. It has a nice citrus grapefruit flavor. Nice oily texture. Surprised this has the ABV that it does. Nice lingering bitterness that provides a most excellent flavor. Pretty good beer.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden colour with a bubbly off-white head. Tasty beer, lots of big hop aroma, apricot and papaya. Malt balances it nicely. Mouth is orange peel, hop, bitterness that lasts all the way to the end. Hides the alcohol incredibly well. Warming at the back. Very drinkable.
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2011 Draft. Pours golden with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, resin, caramel, booze.. lots going on here. Palate is very astringent, bitter. Overall pretty good DIPA.
BOLTZ7555 (2658) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF! Have really enjoyed everything from this brewery! Now this is what Iím talkiní about! Bright 24 karat pour with a tight ivory head. Aroma of crisp resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange peel. Flavor is similar with loads of crazy citrus. Bit of alcohol is a little distracting but man does it pack a punch. Oily consistency. Good.
SFtaster (53) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 21-A during Weds happy hour. Very nice example of the style - DIPA fans wonít be disappointed! Loaded with citrus, pine, hop notes in the nose and palate. Oak barrel-aged to give it a velvet smooth finish. I ordered this brew after enjoying their 10th Anniversary Tenure Saison, so Hop Crisis was a sharp contrast to the sweet Belgian Ale. A winner!
I would order this one again in a heartbeat.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a white head and slightly hazy gold color. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet grapefruit/resin. Taste is grapefruit, sweet grapefruit/resin hops bite, backbone of medium malt. Drying finish with slickness. Good effervescence. Sipping.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub pouring up crystal clear deep gold with white head. The modest aroma emits plenty of pine as well as a mild malt sweetness in the background. The taste is thirst quenching chewy hoppy goodness. I get loads of pine hop flavor mixing with an assertive layer of sweet malts and caramel. It moves quickly into more and more clean pine hop bitterness to midway with some grapefruit hop bitterness murmuring to the surface from time to time. Absolutely solid IIPA.